Just Some Happy Music

Hello, dear readers. May you have a happy Saturday despite everything. I promised you another Eurovision Song Contest Song post and this time I do not disappoint you ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Yesterday, I let you in on the diversity of music that takes part. You might wo der why countries outside geographical Europe are taking part. I looked it up and this post by Eurovoix from last year explains it quite well. In short though the Eurovision Song Contest gets it participants from the European Broadcasting Area and associated broadcasters.

The European Broadcasting Area is much bigger than geographical Europe. That is why, for example Israel takes part for years. Unfortunately, many Arab countries in the area do not take part because of this which I find rather sad. We are missing a lot of great artists this way. Well, here fits the prejudice of it being too political.

The Australian Broadcaster is associated with the European Broadcasting System hence they are a part too. If they were ever to win they would co-present the next Eurovision in a European country. This video explains a little what it is all about…

Video credit: ABC News via YouTube

…and if you want to know more check out the Eurovision page and Eurovoix’s

OK, enough explanations. What are my top five Eurovision 2022 songs?

5. Bulgaria’s entry “Intention”. I suspect they are right when they say “safety is an illusion”

Video credit: Eurovision TV via YouTube

4. North Macedonia’s entry. I love the intensity of the singer. And her eye make-up ๐Ÿ™ƒ:

Video credit: Eurovision TV via YouTube

3. Australia’s entry “Not The Same” by Sheldon Riley is a very personal and inspired by the singers experiences of being diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome as a six year old. I think the performance is quite intense.

Video credit: Eurovision TV via YouTube

2. I found Estonia’s entry rather surprising because it has a country vibe. But it’s about hope and man & woman do we need hope in these dark times.

Video credit: Eurovision TV via YouTube

1. There are a couple more songs I really like but this one is my absolute favorite: Malta’s Emma Muscat who sadly didn’t make it to the Finale:

Video credit: Eurovision TV via YouTube

So that’s it for this year. I bothered you enough with the Eurovision Song Contest. Or have I made you curious?

Please stay safe, stay kind and keep listening to ๐ŸŽถ music ๐Ÿ˜‡

18 thoughts on “Just Some Happy Music

  1. I think Ukraine is going to win. But my favourite song is by Sam Ryder not because it the U.K. honest because I just love it and I can’t stop playing it . So good luck to all tonight.๐Ÿ’œ

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      1. I only heard it this morning for the first time and thought , as much as Europedo not like us this song deserves more than nil points! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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      2. Absolutely, my guess is second or third but I am not particularly good at this and the Eurovision is often quite surprising.icertai lying, didn’t even pect last years winner even though they were one of my favourites๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thanks very much. I think the quality of the music of the Eurovision Song Contest has increased a lot since the 90s when I stopped watching. This years beginning 9f the grand final was impressive too. They got 1000 people in Turin perform ” Give Peace a chance” which faded into the audience who sang too. Made me cry a little ๐Ÿ˜‡ Have a lovely evening. ๐Ÿ˜

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